Software in packaging and beyond with Esko – Part 1

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Laurel Brunner

Process automation is the primary driver for the graphics industry, especially packaging applications. In this article, the first of a two part story, we take a look at what Esko, the industry’s print packaging go-to developer up to.

Esko likes to style itself as the packaging industry’s technology developer and is certainly one of the most prolific suppliers. From its WebCenter job submission and management tools, right through to palletisation, Esko touches all parts of packaging print workflows. With the digital press community’s energetic focus on packaging, the company has become the software partner of choice.

Esko has long experience with partnering and cooperation: it is a robust concoction of graphics production company acquisitions and mergers that date back many years. Additionally Esko has partnerships with a wide range of hardware and software developers, plus partners in materials and 3D modelling. At drupa 2016 the advantages of such a liberal dialogue was fully evident, particularly in Esko’s support across the show of fully automated workflows.

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